Like Jesus, the N-Word Rises from the Dead

Today's Plain Dealer contained an obituary for the N-word, which was apparently buried in Detroit on Monday. Black leaders eulogized the hateful word and planned to bury it in the Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery. “Die N-word,” Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said, according to the Associated Press’ account. “And we don't want to see you 'round here no more.” But in an exclusive development uncovered by Scene today, it appears the N-word has risen from the dead. A witness said he encountered the word 85 times this morning while walking through Public Square, hundreds of miles away from the word’s place of rest. The N-word, it seems, has somehow secured a bus pass. -- Joe P. Tone